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Wanted: Entrepreneurs In Henry County and Stark County...

Enter the Henry & Stark Counties Fast Pitch Competition to WIN Cash and Prizes That Can Help You Launch or Expand A Business!

Do you have the next "Big Idea" for a new or improved business, an idea to expand or grow your existing business, or a new invention or product that can be produced in Henry or Stark Counties?
Would you like to win cash, prizes, marketing, and other resources to help take your idea from concept to market?
Would you like the help and advice of experienced leaders from manufacturing, technology, patents, marketing, and more?

If you said YES - you should enter the Fast Pitch Entrepreneur contest!


Register online at www.henrystarkfastpitch.org for the June 29th Business Workshop where you will get details, resources, network and meet with coaches.


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Community Vacation Bible School Scheduled...

This year's Vacation Bible School will be held at the Baptist Church the week of August 3rd - August 7th from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. You may pick up applications for the Bible School from the Baptist Church or simply register on 3 August.


There is no charge to attend the School and you nor your children have to be a member of any church to attend.

American Legion Sponsors Community Breakfast...

The Galva American Legion will be holding a community breakfast at the Galva Legion Building located at 45 Wallace Street on 9 August, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.


They will be serving all you can eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk and orange juice.


Pop and bottled water are available for an extra charge.


A donation of $6.00 is appreciated.

Reinvention of the Nordic Folksong Workshop...Quartet

The Swedish vocal quartet Akervinda will be offering a free 1.5 hour workshop on Sunday August 16 at 1 p.m. in the 1855 Dairy Building, located at 410 North Erickson Street in Bishop Hill, Illinois.


Attendees will be introduced to traditional Swedish folk tunes: the songs and the stories behind the songs. Participants are welcomed to sing along or just listen. This workshop is designed for teenagers and adults.


Sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association and the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, please call 309 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net for more workshop details and to preregister for this unique workshop. Walk-ins are welcomed as well.


Also check out our website at www.bishophillheritage.org for more information about this workshop and other events.

Wheat Weaving Show and Sale August 16th and 17th...

borchure imageAs part of the weekend Fiber Festival in Bishop Hill, a Wheat Weaving Demonstration and Sale will be held in the Steeple Building from 11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 16th and 17th.


Dianne Ruff, Pat Frost, and Joy Whitbeck, members of the Illinois Association of Wheat Weavers, will answer questions and demonstrate plaiting techniques used to transform wheat straw into delicate works of art. Recent works will be displayed and available to purchase.


Weaving wheat has evolved worldwide over thousands of years. The IAWW seeks to further develop the craft, teach future generations of its heritage, and build a bond with wheat weavers throughout the world. Membership in the IAWW is open to all! 309-927-3033


Sign up at the show or here: http://www.illinoiswheatweavers.org


Read more about the work of Dianne Ruff here: http://ilfbpartners.com/family/hobbies/artwork-woven-wheat/


Download the official brochure.

A Few Photographs From The 4th of July Parade...


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Murray Remembers Rich Falk...City Participates in Falk Fundraiser...

Like the rest of Galva, Jordan Murray is a Rich Falk fan and has tracked the gentleman-athlete's exploits since watching him practice basketball in Wiley Park. The following is from a draft of a forthcoming brochure about Galva's superstar as envisioned by our artist emeritus, Jordan Murray, and which will accompany the release of his tribute maquette of Mr. Falk. The maquette, which awaits finishing touches by the master and a fundraising to complete, is the fourth in a line of bronze tributes which Murray calls his "Heroes of Galva" series:


"Born to Don and Charlotte Falk of Bishop Hill, Rich was an honor student and was constantly practicing basketball. I remember his practicing basketball in Wily Park while he was a junior at Galva High and I was only in the 6th grade at Lincoln. He was remarkable as he was a star not only in basketball but as a quarterback in football and as an athlete in track. He was named to the second string western Illinois all-conference football team. Nonetheless, his shining glory was in basketball."


Murray continues: "Even in his sophomore year he scored 421 points, scored 637 points as a junior but in his senior year in 1959-60, he put up 833 points in 28 games for an average of 29.7 points per game. A remarkable feat as there wasn't a 3-point shot back then!"


Jordan works on Falk


Murray's clay study of Falk stands about 22" high and is to be cast in bronze with a 1/4" wall. When finished, the tribute will weigh about 40 pounds. Murray notes that Rich Falk was much admired for his six foot muscular frame and while in Galva sported a widows-peak hair line and flat top hair style that did nothing but add to his signature clean-cut image. Naturally, Murray's tribute will have Falk sporting his Galva basketball jersey, and when finished, the bronze will be supported by a hand-crafted custom base.


Murray and Falk


Murray anticipates that he will need about $5,000 dollars to finish the piece with the bulk of those funds going to the bronze and casting; and the City of Galva is proud to act as the agent for the requisite funds. Help us pay tribute to this hero of Galva and bring your donations by City Hall or drop them in the mail to us with a note that the money is to be used only for the Rich Falk tribute.


Jordan Murray in his studio

Murray in his studio



contact us!

Galva City Administration Building

P. O. 171

311 N.W. 4th Avenue, Suite B

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2555 phone

(309) 932 - 3306 fax

Hours of Operation:

M,T,W,Th, F 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Galva Police Department

P. O. Box 1

210 Front Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 3720 phone (NOT FOR EMERGENCIES!)

911 (emergency number only)

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Galva Fire Department

210 Front Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2114 phone (NOT FOR EMERGENCIES!)

911 (emergency number only)

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Galva - Bishop Hill Ambulance Service

310 S.E. 2nd Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2120 phone (NOT FOR EMERGENCIES!)

911 (emergency number only)

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210 Front Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2890 (NOT FOR EMERGENCIES!)

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Galva Street Department

Maintenance Yard

949 S. E. 2nd Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 3624 or for after hours emergencies (309) 932 - 3900

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Galva Water & Sewer

949 S. E. 2nd Street

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2555 or for after hours emergencies (309) 932 - 3900

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Galva Freedom Fest Committee

311 N. W. 4th Avenue

P. O. Box 171

Galva, IL 61434

(309) 932 - 2555


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